GANGTOK, May 26 - After serving Sikkim as Chief Minister for over 24 years, Pawan Kumar Chamling on Saturday said he respects the mandate of the people and is ready to discharge the role of an opposition leader.
�I�m a soldier of democracy. I will stay wherever the people keep me. This time they want me to be in the opposition and I respect that mandate,� he said in a Facebook post.
�Now I shall show what opposition is and what its real role is,� the outgoing CM said.
He interacted with senior officials and thanked them for their cooperation in running the government for around 25 years. � PTI